Tamara Miller is a PhD student in the Gepts Lab. She did her undergraduate work at UC Berkley. While there, she worked with Dr. Peggy Lemaux, where she led a project to increase the digestibility and micronutrient content of sorghum. She completed her MSc degree in January 2015 in the Gepts lab, which centered on sequencing the genomes of all the parents used in the African Bean Consortium in order to develop molecular markers for breeding. Her PhD research project is aimed at understanding the genetic underpinnings of disease resistance in a particular common bean variety that is widely resistant to not only Angular Leaf Spot, but also other serious bean diseases.